One of the criticisms of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake is that it only covers the opening portions of the game set in the industrial metropolis of Midgar, but fans could be getting their first glimpses at how the second part of game will reinvent other iconic locations from the original 1997 RPG relatively soon.
The possibility stems from Yoshinori Kitase, producer of FFVII Remake (and the director of the 1997 original), who confirmed during a livestream today that his team is planning to reveal the next chapter of the remake later this year. That would make a lot of sense, as this year happens to be Final Fantasy VII’s 25th anniversary.
“We are hard at work on Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis, so please look forward to that,” reads a statement translated by PushDustin and shared by VGC. “In addition, with regards to the long awaited Final Fantasy VII Remake [Part 2]… there will be more information… this year if we can.”
“We just started the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII, so we want to celebrate and get fans excited, so within the next 12 months we want to share some information,” Kitase added. “Look forward to more information!”
Naoki Hamaguchi, FFVII Remake’s co-director, will be directing the second installment of the game instead of Tetsuya Nomura, who originally rose to fame with his character designs for FFVI, FFVII, and other successful games in the franchise. Nomura has said that FFVII Remake: Part II will use more of the PlayStation 5’s unique hardware features, which suggests that it should be a truly next-gen title.